And you thought I was full of it when I said we will burn books!

~~Get rid of it all! Burn it all! Rename it! Erase it! Just burn it baby.~~

Burn Baby Burn!

We are committed to action. To that end, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, working with a panel of experts, including educators, reviewed our catalog of titles and made the decision last year to cease publication and licensing of the following titles: And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, If I Ran the Zoo, McElligot’s Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super!, and The Cat’s Quizzer. These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong. Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’s catalog represents and supports all communities and families.

Source: Statement from Dr. Seuss Enterprises – Seussville

Hmm… (Stupid is as Stupid does!)

Burn them BOOKS (Media of all types.)

Dr. Seuss meet Peter Pan, Dumbo and the Aristocrats…

Burn it all, baby! And then when there is only one book left? Burn IT!!! ~~~

My, how the mighty have fallen!

Burn Baby Burn!

WtR

https://www.seussville.com/statement-from-dr-seuss-enterprises/

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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4 thoughts on “And you thought I was full of it when I said we will burn books!

  1. Speedy Gonzales was always one of my favorites!

    Yet I sing the Frito Bandito song all the time…

    ~~ It seems that I am a terrible person. ~~~

    Nothing that is going on is about truth and who is hurt by it and who has been hurt by it. Just follow the path to see who benefits if everything falls apart….kinda like follow the money and the agenda!

    Good comment….

  2. Exactly. I mean, if they were truly concerned about “hurtful and wrong” portrayals of certain people, then this would have done years ago. And even then, this motion would not have been worth it anyway. How would non-white readers of Dr. Seuss literature (or at least those of ethnic groups that Dr. Seuss Enterprises claims are represented “hurtfully” and “wrongly” in the six books mentioned above) react to this motion? Was there even any outcry from these ethnic groups regarding the content in the books themselves that led to this motion?
    In some cases a stereotypical character can be loved by the very people that he/she stereotypes, e.g. the character of Speedy Gonzales is actually loved throughout Latin America. In the end, this is mere virtue signalling one would expect from a company that claims to speak for minorities.

    What happens to non-English versions of these six books, assuming they have been translated? (One of them discusses the English alphabet and comes up with new names for made-up letters after Z)

  3. This raises the question of what took them until today to make such a decision and how and why it became such a problem now when it wasn’t years ago.
    Ted must be rolling in his grave.

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